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Accelerated varietal improvement and seed delivery of legumes and cereals in Africa (AVISA) 

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17439

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Seed systems

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Eastern and Southern Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

16 Oct 18

Title

Accelerated varietal improvement and seed delivery of legumes and cereals in Africa (AVISA)

Keywords

AVISA, Varietal improvement, Legumes, Cereals, Africa, Modernize breeding, Seed delivery systems, Dryland cereals, Smallholder farmers, Gender equitable, Higher productivity, Sub-Saharan Africa, Dryland Pearl millet, Sorghum, Chickpea, Groundnut

Description

The overall goal is to modernize breeding programs and strengthen seed delivery systems of dryland cereals and legumes to more effectively deliver improved varieties to smallholder farmers in a gender equitable way for higher productivity in variable and changing climates of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Duration of project, project report or dataset - from (date)

2018-10-16

Duration of project, project report or dataset - to (date)

2022-10-31

Project Type

Current Project

Author/Key contact

Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)

Project Location

Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Nigeria

Donor

Foundation or Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-USA

Donor Type

Foundation or Trust

Donor Country

USA

Partners

CGIAR, National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes

Partner Type

CGIAR

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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